Easier to define and more readable router for EmberJS with support for auto-updated document title based on each route.

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import emberEnhancedRouter from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/ember-enhanced-router';



This addon make it easier and more readable to define your application's router and let you have dynamically updated document title depending on given title tokens in the router or the agglomerated documentTitleToken properties of each controller in the hierarchy of the current route.

The idea came first after using ember-cli-document-title and finding it too complex to define the titles and not dynamic. I thought that the title tokens for each route should be defined in the router instead of inside each route, and I also that using the model as unique variable to create the title token of a route was not enough.

See the demo application there.


  • npm install --save-dev ember-enhanced-router
  • or, with the latest ember-cli: ember install:addon ember-enhanced-router


  • First you need to define your router using the new helper provided, route. It basically defines a new route. It takes 1, 2 or 3 arguments:

    1. name and options path: The name of the route + @ + the path of the route. If there is no @, the default path is the name of that route, or / if the name of the route is index.

    2. titleToken: By default the title token is the humanized version of the route name, or nothing if the route is the index route (path is / and it has no sub-routes. It can be:

      • a string with optionals controller property names defined between {{ and }} to be replaced with the route's corresponding controller properties.
      • a function which will be defined as a volatile computed property within the context of the controller (this in the function will be a proxy to the controller).
      • a computed property which will be defined on the context of the controller too (this will be a proxy to the controller and the dependant key will be relative to that controller)
      • false to not included any title token for that route
      • null will act as if you didn't give any title token (see this 2. header)
    3. options: By default no options are given. For now there are 2 supported options:

      • resetTitle: If set to true, the system will use all the title tokens until this route, not the ones of the parent(s)
      • asResource: If set to true, the route will be defined in ember router using this.resource instead of this.route.
  • Once you're done defining your routes, call .toRouter() to generate and export the router expected by Ember. It'll use all the parameter to extend Ember.Router and create the Router, so it's a good place to define for example the location type, and/or add some mixins such as Google Analytics from ember-cli-google-analytics.

  • To update the document.title automatically taking care of the bindings and all, you need to insert the document-title component in your application template: {{document-title}}. By default, it'll not show anything, but you can set the display attribute in the hash to true or inline or any css display attribute value.

  • By default all title tokens will be collected in the current route's hierarchy and then joined from the top most route to the application one. You can change this behavior by defining in the controller of any route a documentTitleFormatter property being a function. From the top-most to the bottom-most active route, the documentTitleFormatter property of the first associated controller will be the one used to put together all the collected tokens.

    It'll receive 2 arguments of type array. The first one will be all the collected non-empty tokens from the application route to the top-most currently activate route. The second one is the same but in reverse order. It could differ from .reverse() when the title token of a route is an array instead of a string. This array itself is not reversed, but concatenated to the rest of the tokens.


There is nothing better than an example so here it is:

import Ember from 'ember';
import config from './config/environment';
import route from 'ember-enhanced-router/route';

// if any controller.documentTitleToken exists, then it'll be used as the titleToken, except if
// the title has ben set to `false` in the router

// application route with title `Ember Enhanced Router` (null could be replaced with 'application')
export default route(null, 'Ember Enhanced Router').routes( // this defines the sub-routes
  // `home` route with no title token and `/` as path
  route('home@/', false),

  // `dashboard` route with title token `Dashboard` and `dashboard` as path

  // `members` route with title token `All Members` and `users` as path
  route('members@users', 'All Members').routes(
    // `index` route with no title token and `/` as path (because `index`)
    // this line is optional as the system will automatically add it if it does not find any
    // route with `/` as path.
    // But if you need to define a title to this route, you can do it here.

    // `show` route with `User <controller.name>` title token and `:user_id` as path
    route('show@:user_id', 'User {{name}}'),

    // `new` route with `New User` title and `new` as path (the title will just be 'New User'
    // since we defined the `resetTitle` option to `true`
    route('new', 'New User', {resetTitle: true}),

    // `edit` route with either `Edit profile` or `Edit User <controller.name>` title token and `:user_id/edit` as path
    // the computed property has the controller as context
    route('edit@:user_id/edit', function () {
      if (this.get('model') === this.get('session.user')) {
        return 'Edit Profile';
      else {
        return 'Edit User ' + this.get('name');
    }.property('model', 'name', 'session.user'))

  // the catchall route if necessary, with `Nothing Here` as the title
  route('catchall@*', 'Nothing Here!')
).toRouter({location: config.locationType});


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